Director of Nursing (Idlewyld Manor)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Full-time

Director of Nursing

This is a full-time permanent position

Idlewyld Manor is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable long-term care facility situated on Hamilton’s west mountain.  Their mission is to enrich the lives of Idlewyld residents by providing excellence in health and personal care in a safe home-like environment.  Idlewyld is home to 192 residents, on a picturesque 13-acre corner lot, dotted with trees and gardens. Idlewyld is steep in a rich history of community service, and celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary (150 years) in 1996. Idlewyld believes in the uniqueness, value, and dignity of each individual; values the contributions of staff and volunteers and believes in ongoing education and development; and supports the residents’ rights to independence. If this sounds like an organization you are interested in being a part of, we’d like to hear from you. This is a full-time permanent position that offers a competitive wage, on-going professional development and a rewarding work environment. 


The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible to the Senior Director of Care in overseeing all aspects of the Nursing Department by ensuring that the quality of resident care exceeds standards required to maintain excellence in resident service and safety.  This position manages and supports nursing staff to consistently achieve care goals and objectives, coordinates timely and appropriate care interventions and manages human and physical resources effectively, efficiently, within budget allocations and regulatory requirements.  The DON provides leadership to the staff teams, fosters a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation and encourages innovation and best practice approaches to care.


Must be a Registered Nurse with a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario, and be a member in good standing.  A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred.  Must have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a Long Term Care facility in a leadership capacity.   Must possess working knowledge of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act and ESA legislation.  Proven ability to coach and train with an understanding of adult learning principles an asset.  Must possess exceptional leadership abilities and demonstrate a passion for engaging employees and promoting a supportive and productive work culture.  Experience operating within a unionized environment and knowledge of the collective bargaining process preferred.  Effective problem-solving skills; prioritization and organizational skills; written and oral communication skills; and advanced computer skills are essential.  Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of individuals including residents, families, employees, community partners required. A valid driver's license is required as well as successful completion of a Police Check, Vulnerable Screening Check and medical.

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Please reference: Director of Nursing - Idlewyld  

Idlewyld Manor welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation in the completion of this application please contact the Thrive Group HR Department at 289-309-8477 ext. 530. 

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